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Top 100 Most Expensive Colleges: Marietta Not Listed (Surprisingly)

DSCF1098CampusGrotto put out their annual Top 100 Most Expensive Colleges list, and Marietta College is not listed (shocking, right?).

The crown (or more likely, a Brinks Armored Truck) goes to Sarah Lawrence College, which has a total cost (tuition, room, and board) of $54,410.  Number 100 on that list, Loyola Marymount University, costs $46,880.  For once, it feels cheap to be a Marietta College student, which costs $35,112 this year.

Of course, your actual cost varies greatly, since this does not take into account how much financial aid a student gets, on average, at each institution.  What may be full price for one is free for another.

Hat Tip – The Consumerist

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Construction on Campus

DSCF1213 Don’t worry, this isn’t any construction you’ll see when you get back.  Its stuff that Physical Plant is working on now so you can enjoy them come late August.

The picture to the left is of the new sidewalk that is being poured by Parsons and McCoy to replace the parking area used by construction workers.  That means no more walking in the road now.

Also, there is some work going on inside McDonough and Erwin Hall.  McDonough received donations for a renovation and purchase of digital presentation equipment.  Room 205 has been all re-done, with new paint, more narrow desks and chairs (so you can actually walk to your seat now, instead of navigating the maze of chairs in a narrow space), power and data hook-ups for every seat, and a new projector and smartboard combo for presentations and classes.

Erwin Hall saw its bathrooms enter ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance on the first floor, as the college continues the process of becoming 100% ADA compliant.
DSCF1218Lastly, the wooden stairway from the rear of the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center to the McCoy/Mills parking lot has been torn up. I’m not sure if this will be replaced, rebuilt, or totally demolished. I guess we’ll see when we get back. However, this is a welcome sight, as the rubber material they had covered the stairs with had begun to come off and become a hazard for those who used it.

Off campus, look for a completely rebuilt Front Street, which saw all of the bricks pulled out and replaced, with a focus placed on pedestrian safety.  Speed tables now lead up to raised crosswalks, and flashing lights can be triggered to alert motorists to mid-block crossings.  Washington Bridge construction continues, so if you use State Route 7, you’ll have to use the provided detour, which sends you up or down Interstate 77.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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Financial Aid Info Heading Out!

If you’re attending Marietta College this year, your financial aid packet should appear soon, as I just received mine today.  Keep an eye out for it, since Financial Aid is as important as ever!

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Categories: Campus, Students

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